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Catherine Holleran Is O of S Honor Student
Sarah Rusek Attends Smoke-Free Conference
Local CIN Sponsors Logo Design Contest
JoAnn Kowalski Gets On-line Masters Degree
SCCTC Honor Roll

Catherine Holleran Is U Of S Honor Student

Catherine Holleran, of New Milford, a second-year student in The University of Scranton’s Dexter Hanley College, received a Frank O’Hara medal at the university’s second annual Honors Convocation. This event honored students who achieved the Dean’s List for both semesters of the 2001-2002 academic year, as well as those who won other scholastic awards during the course of the year.

Pictured (l-r) are: Wayne Cunningham, Ph.D., interim dean of Dexter Hanley College at The University of Scranton; Catherine Holleran, recipient of the Frank O’Hara medal; Daniel West, Ph.D., associate professor of Health Administration and Human Resources at the university, who was guest speaker at the Honors Convocation.

The Frank O’Hara medal recognizes first-year, second-year and third-year students with the highest grade point average in each of the four undergraduate colleges at the university. The award is named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara, who served the university for 53 years in various administrative positions.

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Sarah Rusek Attends Smoke-Free Conference

Sarah Rusek, 17, Lenoxville, has been selected to attend a national Smoke-Free Conference in San Francisco. Her selection is the result of her active membership in the PA Tobacco Prevention Network as well as her service as Youth Advisor to the PA Governor and to the PA Department of Health.

As her mother looks on, Sarah is presented with a certificate of recognition for her achievements in tobacco prevention by Susquehanna County Commissioners Gary Marcho and Cal Dean.

Sarah is a senior at Mountain View High School. She has been active in her school SADD Club since seventh grade, and as a junior was instrumental in bringing MTV-star "Piggy" to Mountain View to deliver her anti-smoking message.

Sarah plans a career goal of becoming a teacher for the deaf, and she is applying to be an exchange student next year.

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Local CIN Sponsors Logo Design Contest

The Susquehanna County Community Information Network (CIN), a coalition of local government, non-profit agencies, business, and private citizens, is sponsoring a logo design contest for Susquehanna County’s 9th-12th grade students. This logo will be prominently displayed on all county websites that join the Community Information Network and will serve as a navigation button to link member websites. A $100 prize will be awarded to the winner. This prize is made possible through a donation by community organizations.

The goal of the Community Information Network is to offer residents, businesses, and visitors easy access to information about county services, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Any business or agency may become a stakeholder in the Community Information Network by adding this logo to their homepage and linking to the Community Information Network through the county’s official website, There are no fees associated with the CIN initiative.

"We’re pleased to offer the Community Information Network an opportunity to promote county businesses and services through Susquehanna County’s Official Website," says Justin Taylor, Director of the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development.

For more info and complete rules, contact Joann Kowalski, County Extension Director, at 278-1158.

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JoAnn Kowalski Gets On-line Masters Degree

University Park, PA – Kathi L. Samuels is traveling from Washington, DC, to the University Park campus to receive a master's degree in adult education during Penn State's fall commencement ceremonies. There's nothing unusual about that, except that this will be Samuels' first visit to campus. She earned her degree completely on-line through Penn State's World Campus.

Samuels is among the first 10 students to earn a master's degree in adult education from the College of Education through the World Campus. Her fellow graduates hail from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Virginia and Florida.

JoAnn M. Kowalski of Montrose, PA, is among those receiving a degree through Penn State’s on-line service.

JoAnn started her adult education studies at Northern Illinois before relocating to Pennsylvania to take the position of interim director of Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County. A three-hour commute (one way) to the University Park campus was not feasible.

"When the World Campus degree was made available, it was a perfect opportunity to continue my studies," Kowalski said. "Learning at a distance was perfect for me, based on my work and home schedule. With extension work, there are evening meetings, so weekends for me were 'crunch' time. The convenience and the ability to be able to digest material and work at my own pace was a big plus."

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SCCTC Honor Roll

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2002-03 school year.


Brenna Beckwith, Aaron Benson, Amber Birchard, Michael Bisch, Linda Calcaine, Nicole Chambers, Jennifer Covert, Heather Deacon, Molly Dunn, Angie Edwards, Kelly Foux, Melinda Gunton, Kimberly Harris, Abigail Henry, Mae-Rene Krayeski, Kelley McCarthy, Andrew Miner, Amanda Mower, Ashley Mower, Heidi Newberry, Michele Otten, Erica Perkovich, Casey Rose, Crystal Seigle, Nicole Seymour, Jessica Squier, Robert Squier, Patricia Stone, Jason Titus, William Tompkins, Nikki Traver, Chelcia Vincent, Tammy Weaver, Sue Zeyher.


Matthew Adams, Lewis Angelo, Jennifer Bennett, Heather Boltz, Jeremy Brace, Stephanie Branning, Jennifer Bunnell, Matthew Bussell, Arnold Carey, Steve Casella, Darren Chilson, Amber Clapper, Roberta Donahue, Stephen Fralick, Anthony Fuller, Steve Garnett, Patricia Gassaway, Jason Gerhard, Keith Gregory, Brandon Griffiths, Stephanie Herman, Rusty Hertzler, Michael Hodle, Zachary Hurley, Angelina Jacoby, Amber Jesse, Kristy Jones, Joey Klecha, Kevin Malcom, Tanya Manzer, Harry Marvin, Ashley McLaud, Patrick Miller, Robert Minick, Tiffany Mitchell, Jesse Naylor, Amber Neild, Samantha Peck, Chanell Pitonyak, Chris Ryan, Jason Singer, Kristina Smith, Joseph Staria, Krystal Stephens, Heather Stewart, Daniel Stone, Timothy Sutton, Crystal Swartzfager, Jaszmin Toman, Alan Trible, Steve VanDerMark, Thomas Vosburg, David Walker, Eric Wright.

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